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NOA1 date for ROC is 12/01/14.

Still no biometrics appointment letter.

USCIS case status online cannot find my receipt number.

I have a lawyer filing the I-751 (He's very reputable on Yelp..) who says I should receive the biometrics appointment letter in mid-January some time, and that the USCIS case status system is notoriously unreliable.. Seems like a lot of I-751 applicants receive their biometric appointment letters just a few days or weeks after NOA1.

I have the physical NOA1 in hand. Any two cents?

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NOA1 date for ROC is 12/01/14.

Still no biometrics appointment letter.

USCIS case status online cannot find my receipt number.

I have a lawyer filing the I-751 (He's very reputable on Yelp..) who says I should receive the biometrics appointment letter in mid-January some time, and that the USCIS case status system is notoriously unreliable.. Seems like a lot of I-751 applicants receive their biometric appointment letters just a few days or weeks after NOA1.

I have the physical NOA1 in hand. Any two cents?

My first two cents is that lawyers have been known to NOT know what they are talking about around here. They don't care how quickly your case progresses because it isn't having any effect on their life. It is your personal journey.

The NOA1 receipt number is no use for checking the case online. Read the notice, it says somewhere in it that when you receive your Biometrics appointment THEN you will be able to check your status online. I answered this earlier but it must have been for someone else. When you get your biometrics appointment it will have a difference case number than that receipt number you have. THAT is the number that sill show up on the USCIS site.

Being a reputable lawyer on Yelp doesn't really mean anything since anyone can write a review for him. The information he is giving you seems to be inaccurate compared to what you can see in timelines here on the boards. Did you include your information in the group for your month of filing so you can compare to others?

Did you file in California or Vermont? That seems to make a difference.

I am not an expert and have not memorized everyone's information but what I'm seeing on the boards is that the biometrics letters are not taking THAT long to arrive after NOA1. Is there any other notice that has been received that perhaps the lawyer missed? Did they request something else before setting your biometrics appointment?


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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I filed at CSC. Local office is Chatsworth (in LA's suburbia).

The lawyer is also a member of AILA, listed in Super Lawyers and I checked with the California Bar Association too.. He does seem reputable. I'm just very concerned about the missing biometrics appointment letter. Anyone know what happens if I were to miss the appointment because I never got the appointment letter?

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Be patient, realize that not much happened at USCIS over the holidays. ;)


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I filed at CSC. Local office is Chatsworth (in LA's suburbia).

The lawyer is also a member of AILA, listed in Super Lawyers and I checked with the California Bar Association too.. He does seem reputable. I'm just very concerned about the missing biometrics appointment letter. Anyone know what happens if I were to miss the appointment because I never got the appointment letter?

If you miss the appointment they consider you to have abandoned the process. There is wording to that extent in the NOA1 letter. Perhaps it would be wise to start making some phone calls to see if you can get some information. It seems to be a trend that most people receive the biometrics appointment letter not too long after the NOA1. Yours has been over a month now. How can you prove that you did not receive the letter if they ask why you missed an appointment? KWIM? I would encourage you to call and follow up about the appointment times. I don't know exactly WHO to call so hopefully someone can fill us both in!


USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email

MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 160 DAYS NATURALIZATION
2013-02-13: Medicals 2014-12-17: Delivered to California Lockbox 2015-12-15: Delivered to Phoenix Lockbox
2013-03-06: Interview 2014-12-19: 1 I-751 + 3 Biometrics Fees debited from our account 2015-12-16: Fees charged to Credit Card
2013-03-08: Visas in-hand 2014-12-22: Received NOA1 by mail. Receipt Date: 2014-12-17 2015-12-17: NOA
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee 2014-12-24: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter 2016-01-02: Biometrics Letter 2016-01-11: Biometrics
2013-03-14: POE 2015-01-06: Biometrics 2016-02-15: In Line for Interview 2016-02-19: Letter
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived 2015-05-27: Approved 2016-03-22: Interview
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived 2015-06-03: New Green Cards arrived 2016-04-15: Oath Ceremony

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JayJayH: you have nothing to worry at all. You just sent in your application. It takes from a month to a good two months, so I would no way worry about it in your case. I sent my stuff at the first week of September and got the biometrics appointment mid November. The service centers are more than backlogged...just be patient and sit tight.

NOA1 date for ROC is 12/01/14.

Still no biometrics appointment letter.

USCIS case status online cannot find my receipt number.

I have a lawyer filing the I-751 (He's very reputable on Yelp..) who says I should receive the biometrics appointment letter in mid-January some time, and that the USCIS case status system is notoriously unreliable.. Seems like a lot of I-751 applicants receive their biometric appointment letters just a few days or weeks after NOA1.

I have the physical NOA1 in hand. Any two cents?

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It took me about 2 months between filing petition and Biometrics appointment. I contacted USCIS about a month after filing because I was worried too and got a standart response that their processing centers are backlogged and might experience delays in appointments schedule. About a month after this responce I finally got an appointment.

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Our timlines K1 visa - Citizenship (06.28.2011 - 08.01.2016)

K1 Visa Timeline (06.28.2011 - 04.07.2012)

  • 06-28-2011: I-129F sent to Dallas
  • 07-05-2011: NOA1 (CSC)
  • 01-05-2012: NOA2 (184 days since NOA1)
  • 01-13-2012: NVC passed
  • 01-19-2012: Embassy received our case
  • 02-14-2012: Interview PASSED! :D K-1 Visa Approved! :D
  • 03-08-2012: POE
  • 04-07-2012: Wedding!

AOS/EAD Timeline (04.26.2012 - 12.13.2012)

  • 04-26-2012: I-485 and I-765 sent to Chicago Lockbox
  • 05-02-2012: NOA1 (both I-485 and I-765)
  • 05-23-2012: Biometrics taken
  • 07-02-2012: Employment Authorization Issued (07-09-2012 - received in the mail)
  • 12-03-2012: Made Service Request for I-485, because case is beyond processing time
  • 12-07-2012: I-485 APPROVED! 219 days since NOA1. No interview/RFE
  • 12-13-2012: GreenCard in the mailbox, done with AOS!

Lifting of conditions Timeline (09.04.2014 - 01.14.2015)

  • 09-04-2014: I-751 sent to CSC
  • 09-08-2014: NOA1
  • 11-10-2014: Biometrics taken
  • 01-07-2015: Approved! Only 122 days since NOA1. No interview/RFE
  • 01-14-2015: GreenCard in the mailbox

Citizenship Timeline (09.03.2015 - 01.08.2016)

- 09-03-2015: N-400 sent to Phoenix

- 09-10-2015: NOA1

- 10-08-2015: Biometrics taken

- 10-28-2015: Case is in line for an interview

- 11-02-2015: Letter with Naturalization Interview Appointment

- 12-07-2015: Interview passed

- 01-08-2016: Naturalization Oath Ceremony, I'm a US citizen now!

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Realize this is a month old, but thank you guys for your replies!

Still no bio letter, but had my attorney file a request with USCIS to see what's up.

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Realize this is a month old, but thank you guys for your replies!

Still no bio letter, but had my attorney file a request with USCIS to see what's up.

Try to call them, your bio might be current that's why they didn't send your a bio appointment


AOS

day 1 -- 04/11/2012-- package sent to Chicago

day 2 -- 04/12/2012-- package was received.

day 43-- 05/23/2012-- Notice for an interview is received for 06/26 @ 2pm

day 63-- 06/12/2012-- Received a Text & email for an update- Card production EAD/AP

day 77-- 06/26/2012-- interview / approved on the spot.

day 86-- 07/05/2012-- Received my GC in the mail.

ROC

day 1 -- 04/07/2014 -- ROC Package delivered to VSC

day 16 -- 04/23/2014 -- Walk-in Bio.

day 197 -- 10/20/2014-- Approval Letter received dated 10/16/2014

day 202 -- 10/25/2014-- GC received

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